Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spring Cleaning

It only took one look and I knew what I had to do.

I just hated the clutter that was accumulating in every corner of our home. Do we really need all this stuff?

No.

I think it's time for some spring cleaning.

Every room was dusted, vacuumed and polished. And closets, cabinets, drawers and pantry shelves were organized.

Clothes, household items and toys were packed for donations.

Oh, Martha Stewart would be so proud!

But no time to rest, I'm off to the backyard to tackle my poor, neglected garden.

Sigh.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This Is For You, Mom

It's official, I'm going to start training - to run.

Call me crazy, ambitious but I'm determined to prove the naysayers wrong.

It's about time I made the leap from couch potato to runner. Mind you, I did say running a marathon was on my bucket list of things to do.

On Mother's Day, I didn't have to look far to find inspiration - there's my mom.

Despite her ongoing battle with breast cancer; she remains positive, motivated and dedicated to her walking. She makes fitness a big part of her life. Her courage and strength has inspired me to do something more - not just for myself physically but for her as well.

She often talked of doing a cancer walk/run fundraiser to show her appreciation for all the wonderful support she has received these last few months. In June, she will finish her six-month cancer treatment. Why not do this for her?

So, here I am, making a commitment to get in shape and to run for a cure. And I'll be documenting my journey with you. The highs and the lows of training.

I hope you can be on my side to keep me focused. I know it will be a long, arduous road ahead but if my mom can endure all the pain, and suffering so can I.

This is for you, Mom!